Doctors Lounge - Neurology Answers

"The information provided on is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician."

Back to Neurology Answers List

Forum Name: Neurology Topics

Question: Possible Sleeping Seizures

 straw_berrys - Sat Dec 05, 2009 9:53 pm

sometimes while sleeping I experience feelings of not being able to move or talk? Is this an indication that I am having a seizure?
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Sat May 01, 2010 10:10 am

User avatar Hello,Your symptoms are more likely to fit in with condition which features inability to move or inability to talk during early sleep phase or when you are just about to wake up.Though the name may sound omnious, it is a commoner condition known as Sleep Paralysis, and not a condition to worry.
Sometimes this can be associated with unpleasant sensations like hallucinations and could also cause panic reaction.
Reduction of stress and good exercise are the treatment recommended.
Do consult your doctor.Best wishes.

| Check a doctor's response to similar questions

Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?

Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community

  • Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.

  • Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.

Doctors Lounge Membership Application

Tools & Services: Follow DoctorsLounge on Twitter Follow us on Twitter | RSS News | Newsletter | Contact us